While people in Europe are anticipating the upcoming football
game I am going to bring some of the old memories from the world
By looking at the picture below a reader is welcome to guess the
dutch national color.
In the north of Holland you will find a couple of small islands.
One of these islands - Vlieland has an unusual colony of
In Vlieland you have two modifications. This is the happy
Queen's day is one of the few days that double the population of
Amsterdam (if not triple). It is celebrated in honor of queen
Juliana - the mother of the Beatrix which is the current queen of
What do people do on queen's day ...
Scheviningen is one of the most popular beaches in Netherlands
and one of my favourite ones. It is so authentically Dutch Paul
Verhoeven used it as a password in the 'Soldier of Orange' movie (a
nazi soldier woud never be able to pronounce it
Bikes in Amsterdam are more that just means of transport. It's
part of a national mindset. Some parts of the old city were just
not designed for cars. Combine that with outrageous parking prices
and you get quite a reasonable argument to leave th...
Wondering what to do on Wednesday night? Well here's a hint for
you jazz lovers - Hans Dulfer and his band perform in the Cafe Alto
(which close to Leidseplein) every week! Isn't that
I've heared about the Dulfer's family for the...
Sometimes cold is a good thing, at least for Amsterdam -
this year the ice skaters could finally run on Amsterdam's
To get more ice the water flow was artificially stopped by
cutting some of the canals from the river.
Renting a boat in Amsterdam
is almost as easy as renting a bike. The most popular
boat renting company for tourists is Sloepdelen.nl.
Unfortunately this fact seems to give the owners of the company a
moral right to rob the tourists...